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'll tell you about the daring rescue in the south bay. >>> tweeting his agenda, president obama is again using twitter to rally support, making the term #my2k a trending phrase online. speaking from the white house and flanked by middle class americans, the president declared that failing to extend an income tax freeze for the middle class could cost each household more than $2,000 as early as next year. he is calling on the public to lobby lawmakers on what losing $2,000 would mean to them. one house republican is already on board. >> we all agree that we're not going to raise taxes on people that make less than $250,000. we should just take them out of this discussion right now. >> but not so fast. it's not so easy says house speaker john boehner. if congress acts now to block tax hikes for 98% of americans, lawmakers can go home for the holidays, and on january 1st tax rates would rise automatically on the top 2%. >>> and yahoo ceo marissa mayer is meeting with president obama to discuss the fiscal cliff. we just got a picture from the white house. you can see mayer just barely there
obama and mitt romney had a private lunch at the white house today. we know what they ate but no specifics about their conversation. the get together marked their first meeting since facing off in the third presidential debate. the menu included turkey chilly and southwestern grilled chicken saeid. the former rivals posed for an official autograph in the oval office. much of the hour long conversation focused on america's leadership in the world. >>> meanwhile, president obama sent vice president biden to do some christmas shopping, sort of. he went to a suburban costco to talk about the fiscal cliff and tax cuts. he took photos with shoppers, chatted up the staff and was followed around the store by a huge crowd. his favorite part, like many of us who go to costco, all those free samples. he did get around to talk tax cuts. >> i think it's important that congress acts now. i mean, right now. all that needs to be done is extend the middle class tax cut. >> he bought cookies, children's books, an apple pie and a 32 inch tv. he declined an offer to buy a set of tires saying,
. >> and he may be the least powerful member of the first family, but he has some real star power. the obama family dog has his own holiday greeting. >>> an 18-month long battle between a recycling center and the city of san francisco is finally over. the haight ashbury recycling center finally got its final eviction notice yesterday. the center has been there for 40 years. the city wants to replace wit a community garden. >>> we know money doesn't guarantee happiness, but apparently having a six-figure income helps. a new study that looked at 13 countries shows that the average income that makes people happy is $161,000. but that varies by country. dubai residents needed the most, saying they needed more than $276,000 to feel happy. singapore came in second with $2227,000. at the bottom were the french who needed $114,000. actually, germans were even lower at about $58,000. the u.s. was not measured in this study. >>> we talked about stanford earlier, and now san jose state football. some great news for the spartans. they have been invited to play in the military bowl next month in washingt
updated. >>> over to college football. biggest game of the day, bam obama and georgia met in the s.e.c. championship games. alabama takes the lead on a 45-yard pass to a.j., from a.j. to omarry cooper. time winding down. georgia needs a touchdown to win. murray completes the pass. however, the receiver is tackled. alabama wins, 32-28. most likely they will be in the championship game. >>> to golf now. third round of the world challenge hosted by tiger woods. woods started the day four off the lead held by mcdowell. good start for woods. a chip in for birdie. even par for tiger woods. coming off a birdie on 14, putting for another one on 15. go ahead and let it drop in. woods still chasing mcdowell who leads by two streeks. you can watch the final round right here on nbc bay area tomorrow. >>> children from several local hospitals visited the north pole today. all right. they took a flight on a 747 around the bay area, but when they landed at gate 86 in san francisco, decorated like the north pole, santa claus was there along with former aide, olympian christie yamaguchi and let's n
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